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Author: Dwimordene
Nominator: Marta
2005 Award Category: Books/Time: Gap-Filler: Drabble

Story Type: Drabble : Length: N/A
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: n/a
Summary: The Grey Company mourns, and Aragorn reflects on the loss of both of his stewards.


Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger -- Score: 5

There was one line from this drabble that really caught my attention: "Men not yet corpses have their needs." I loved that. So much of death seems to be about servicing or comforting the living, and it's good to see Aragorn acknowledge that. But of course Aragorn wouldn't be Aragorn if he didn't acknowledge everything else, and I like his observations on stewardship. I also like the comparison to the wind and dust, and the phrase "indifferent-generous" seemed very appropriate.

Reviewed by: Marta -- Score: 3

This is a nice snapshot into the thoughts of Aragorn relating to his kinsman and the one he didn't personally know well (at least not for years), but who had served him in much the same way. Nice reflection on the merits of fire, and on the value of limiting one's thoughts to the here and now.

Reviewed by: nerwen_calaelen -- Score: 1

An interesting drabble. I am intreaged by the contrasts and images used in it.

Reviewed by: Dreamflower -- Score: 1

Aragorn both mourns and ponders, on the subject of funeral pyres.

Reviewed by: Rhapsody -- Score: 1

Very well drabbled, I liked the comparisons between two great men who met their fate too soon. Great job Dwimordene.